Muscles Associated with Soccer Injuries

Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses muscles associated with soccer injuries.

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Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses muscles associated with soccer injuries.
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Featuring Jody Wiebe, BSc, MPT

Duration: 58 seconds

Muscle pulls or muscle strains are really common in soccer due to the quick acceleration and deceleration movements involved, quick changes in directions, also the longer passing or kicking of the soccer ball as well as prolonged or sustained sprints.

The common muscle groups that are involved in muscle pulls in soccer specifically are the groin or the adductors, as well as the hamstring muscle, which is the back of the thigh.

For groin pulls or adductor pulls they usually occur higher up on the muscle, closer to the pelvic bone. For the hamstring muscle the pulls can tend to occur at the mid-belly of the muscle, or closer to the tendinois insertions, which is closer to the knee or up closer to the buttock.

If a soccer player has additional questions on how muscle pulls are common in soccer they should to speak to their registered physiotherapist.

Presenter: Ms. Jody Wiebe, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.